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guide to finding quality information on the Internet selection and evaluation strategies by Alison Cooke

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Published by Library Association Pub. in London .
Written in English


  • Computer network resources -- Evaluation.,
  • Internet searching.

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Includes index.

StatementAlison Cooke.
LC ClassificationsZA4201 .C657 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 216 p. :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3635734M
ISBN 101856043797
LC Control Number2002437374

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